Rare Beatles Christmas track released by Apple iTunes
Steve Marinucci, writing at examiner.com, who noticed the importance of the find, reported that the track, simply called “The Beatles Christmas Record“, seems to be unavailable elsewhere online.
The single begins with the voice of Ringo discussing the groups successes in 1963 before the music begins. “You can download the track on iTunes here.
“It sounds from our download as it was recorded from a flexi disc, as there’s a small bit of crackle and hiss behind it. If memory serves, there were bootlegs that had these Christmas records from a tape source, but that isn’t what’s used here. Was a bootleg used? That would be ironic.”